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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by smegs1978, Aug 7, 2009.


  1. smegs1978

    smegs1978 PetForums Junior

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    Hello all,

    Barney is now 14 weeks old and is doing fantastically, he is nearly house trained, only doing the odd accident in the house.

    We have started taking him walkies, and he loves other dogs, however when we are out he will jump at other dogs and want to play. Is this ok to let him do it, he is obviously only being a puppy, but i worry what other dog owners think. Do i stop him doing it, or let him do it.

    We are off to puppy training classes tomorrow, so i will ask then as well.
     
  2. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    mine was the same not nearly as bad now.

    i made him sit every time he met new people. no sit no stroke.

    he is much better with dogs too now, just a madly wagging tail and a goofy grin.

    most dog owners are very forgiving with puppies and those that aint, well they aint worth knowing imo.
     
  3. smegs1978

    smegs1978 PetForums Junior

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    Thanks for that.

    He is very good at sitting and waiting as we make sure he does it before food, to have a treat and when we cross the road. I will try that when we next go to the park.
     
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    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    Thats puppies! and its great for them to socialise and play with other dogs, most of the dog walkers around here we know so they were happy to let molly our latest pup play with their dogs( and so was harvey our older dog):D and it always amazes me how dogs sense "the pup" and are more tolerant, but enough is always enough so i kept a good eye out for the dog getting tired of the playing, jumping and nipping and would say no bring her me and calm her down and give he dog a break, the last thing you need is to allow pup to push the dog too far that it snaps and the pup get fearfull.
     
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    Colliepoodle PetForums VIP

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    Do you mean when he's offlead?

    If so, don't let him offlead around other dogs until you've improved your recall. You have no idea whether the dogs he is "jumping at" are friendly. The other owner may well be trying to train their dog and won't thank you for allowing your dog to climb all over theirs. Their dog may also be recovering from an op, or elderly, or afraid of other dogs. It's bad manners to allow your dog to hassle others until you've checked with the other owner.

    Personally I don't like my dog playing with others. She is socialised enough that she knows her "doggy manners" and is OK with others, but all I tend to encourage is a polite sniff. I want her to play with ME, not other dogs.

    If you mean that your dog jumps at others when he's onlead, then DEFINITELY don't let him do it. Even the nicest dog tends to be more defensive when it's on lead and it's a terrible idea to let them introduce themselves that way.
     
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    Scarlett03 PetForums Junior

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    Oscar (26 week pup) wants to jump and play with every dog he meets and we keep him on a lead. We tend to say "say hello" and "be nice" and he will sit down and wait for the other dog to approach. I've noticed in the last couple of days he is sort of bending over to let the other dog sniff. :eek:ut: Most owners are very understanding and you will know when other owners who don't want their dog to socialise, as they tend to steer their dogs away.
     
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